jaghana (3442) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - OCT 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @mondial de la bière, a clear amber beer with low head. Nose is fruity on grapefruit. Aroma is malty; sweet, citric, paper like and hopy, strange mix, caramel notes too, not so bad !
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2011
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz. Bottle: Virtually no aroma. Very slight scents of malt and caramel. Poured amber in color with a small, off-white, rocky, head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Full of tiny and small particles throughout. Flavor is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, pine, and some caramel. Medium body. Tingly, then dry texture. Average to slightly lively carbonation. Malt and hop finish is medium sweet.
joergen (19371) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2011.
Hazy amber coloured with a medium sized off-white head.
Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles.
Fruity flavour of hops, caramel and pine needles.
Sweet and hoppy finish.
Ungstrup (28254) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2010. Supposedly an ESB not an amber ale. A hazy amber beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a lightly bitter finish.
Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Visiting this beer’s home region, I have tried bottles at several different places – seemed a bit changeable from bottle to bottle. Still, there is pretty orange-amber color (better than the beer itself) when poured into a glass, with a small head. I caught the nice aromas, the citrus and wood. Body is medium with a mildly malty taste. I got some spice in one bottle but more like bitters in others. Nothing too fancy here, pleasantly drinkable.
Capa (1942) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Have had this on normal draught and handpull and the only difference I’ve seen is carbonation (obviously) so I won’t make a big deal here of the differences. A nice restrained hop aroma that has decent malts hanging out, too. Flavor is muted but nice. Medium hops, medium caramel malts, light toast, some earth. No powerhouse. Finish is short but has noticeable bitterness. Solid.
Leafs93 (1585) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy amber with nice white head. Aroma is florals and some pine maybe. Taste is light bitters with a somewhat malty finish. Sticky on the backend. Feels very thrown together.
Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Pours brilliant clear copper with off white head. The aroma is fresh graininess, some caramel malts and malt sweetened citrus notes. The taste hits with a mild drying malt roastiness, some sweet caramel malts and growing sweet citrus. It has a mild hop bitterness and pleasing hop flavor with the addition of faint graininess showing up for moments here and there. Nice brew.
dmac (3701) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from Jonathan Ron Brielle. Poured a good looking orange/amber with a smaller light khaki colored tight foamy head. Aroma started off with notes of dried flowers, slight wood, dried orange rinds, earth and a hint of chocolate. Medium bodied due to the carbonation but it has a watery finish with a bitter kick. Flavor of orange, flowers, chocolate and a hint of woody earth. Meh nothing special here.
BeerCast_Rich (1837) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[cask at 2009 GBBF, Earl’s Court] Totally flat dark brown colour, probably not at it’s best at the end of a busy beer festival day. Extremely malty with a small hop profile peeking through. Quite mild in flavour, doesn’t taste 5.5%, nothing really overpowering – a well-balanced ESB just a nudge over session strength